Photo by Jim Cumming from Shutterstock

The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

The wild turkey is an upland ground bird that can be found in North America and is also the heaviest species of turkey in the order Galliformes. They are closely related to the domestic turkey. Male wild turkeys are polygamous, which means that they can mate with as many hens as they can throughout their lives.

The predators of their eggs include raccoons, gray foxes, groundhogs, Virginia opossums and other rodents.

However, what many people don’t know about the wild turkey is that they are actually fast fliers, even though they can weigh up to 11 kg (24 pounds).

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Might Like:

From Our Network: